As part of a fundraiser for Black Strategy Fund, The Brotherhood Sister Sol, and Buy From A Black Woman, the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company presents a virtual recreation of Zane’s CONTINUOUS REPLAY.
Amidst the isolation and racial uprisings in the early summer of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, forty-four current and former company members came together (while being apart) to create something as a community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement… In 1991, three years after Arnie’s passing at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Jones made Arnie’s CONTINUOUS REPLAY choreography into a full company work—which has connected generations of company members and was, for most of them, the only way to know Arnie. The diverse cast of performers spanning four decades—including Arthur Aviles, Sean Curran, Odile Reine-Adelaide, Stefanie Batten Bland, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Heidi Latsky, Jenna Riegel, and many others—filmed themselves while in isolation across four continents. The original soundtrack is created by composer John Oswald and editing of the videos was done by Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong.*
See link below for details.
Thursday, November 19.
5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.
From top: Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane; Zane, Continuous Replay, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, 1993 performance, image courtesy Numeridanse; Continuous Replay: Come Together; Jones, photograph by Anthony Barboza, courtesy and © the photographer and Getty Images; Zane and Jones, Secret Pastures, BAM Next Wave Festival, 1984, set design by Keith Haring, 1984, photograph by Tom Caravaglia, courtesy and © the photographer and the Keith Haring Foundation.